Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s minister of information and culture, says he “never said that President Muhammadu Buhari is to work from home henceforth”.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 the minister said the reporting in the media of his post-Federal Executive Council, FEC, briefing that the president is to work from home henceforth is erroneous.
In the rebuttal by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi, the minister said “the president only decided to work from home today, not that he has decided to work from home henceforth”.
He said the headlines in a section of the media, ”Buhari to now work from home – Lai Mohammed,” is a misrepresentation of his statement at the briefing.
Quoting verbatim the relevant section of his briefing, Alhaji Mohammed said: ”he (the president) wanted to rest today.
“He asked the Vice President to preside over TODAY’S meeting.
“In addition, he also asked that all his files be taken home to him and he will be working from home today,” he said.
Mohammed is quoted on Wednesday as saying that President Buhari needed some rest and has asked that all the files on his desk be brought to him at his official residence for treatment.